According to EastFruit, the current week was marked by a drop in potato prices in all countries monitored by the project without exception. Meanwhile, the situation on the carrot market was less straightforward, and these products fell in price only in Uzbekistan. In other countries, prices for carrots either increased or remained unchanged.
In Ukraine, despite a 13-17% decrease in prices due to active imports of products from Belarus and the start of harvesting in households, the most expensive potatoes from all the countries that are constantly monitored by the project were still offered. The price range at the end of the week was 28-40 cents per kg, although prior to that, during August, potatoes in Ukraine only grew in price, reaching an average of 40 cents per kg in the second half of the month.
Potatoes in Poland were offered a little cheaper: 28-37 cents per kg. In Georgia and Moldova, prices were almost comparable: an average of 24-25 cents per kg. The cheapest potatoes were sold in Russia and Belarus, where active harvesting was carried out both in professional enterprises and in households. At the end of the week, the price range in the Russian market amounted to 12-22 cents per kg, while in Belarus the maximum price reached 24 cents per kg.
As for Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, at the end of the reporting period, prices in both markets leveled off at an average level of 21 cents per kg.
Meanwhile, in the carrot segment, the market situation turned out to be more stable, and the main changes were concentrated in Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan. In the first two countries, carrots on average went up by 5-10% to 27 cents per kg and 22 cents per kg, respectively. What is noteworthy, in the Russian market the supply of low-quality products increased significantly, and the minimum price for carrots, by contrast, fell by 12% to 13 cents per kg. The only country where, according to the results of the week, the average price of carrots collapsed, was Uzbekistan, which previously held the leading position in this regard. At the end of the reporting period, carrots in the Uzbek market were offered in a wide range from 21 to 32 cents per kg.
In other cases, the situation has changed little. The cheapest carrots were sold by farmers from Ukraine: 16-20 cents per kg. A little more expensive these products were offered on the Moldovan market, where prices in the maximum range reached 25 cents per kg. Prices in Belarus and Tajikistan were even higher (24-26 cents per kg), and Poland and Georgia shared the leader position on the prices of these products.
A source: https://east-fruit.com/